Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Darling How, Keswick, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Picture perfect self-catering farmhouse with 5 bedrooms set on a hillside with pretty garden and views of Lakeland hills, both pet-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £695 to £2495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Borleymere Shepherds Hut, Long Melford, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Shepherds Hut, East Anglia.

Get back to nature with a stay at Borleymere Shepherds Hut in Suffolk and appreciate the tranquil meadow setting with views over nearby woodlands.

Price range from £499 to £688 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £715 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 04 July 2015 to 06 July 2015; from 14 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 31 August 2015 to 04 September 2015;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Craster Reach Coastal Cottage, Northumberland Coast, Craster, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northumbria.

High quality 3 bedroom coastal cottage found in the delightful fishing village of Craster, with accommodation as good as this and the inspirational Northumbria coast just waiting to be explored, Craster Reach Coastal Cottage should guarantee a memorable holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £560 to £1330 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Sheep Shed Rural Retreat, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England - Shropshire.

Good quality 3 bedroom barn-conversion set on an arable farm near to the Shropshire Hills and Offa's Dyke Path, with a hot tub, sauna and games area with a full-size pool table on offer here, this is a great place for a relaxing countryside holiday with friends and/or family, less than 10 miles from Shrewsbury.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £620 to £1118 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Little Cowarne, Herefordshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay Cottage, Heart of England.

Come for a relaxing rural retreat break at the Stables, a beautiful three bedroom barn conversion.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £220 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Broadway House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

7 bedroom Barn Conversion, Cotswolds.

Fantastic large self-catering house which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly, offering a high standard of accommodation as well as countryside views in a rural location just 2 miles from Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1290 to £2520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 August 2015 to 04 September 2015; from 07 September 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 01 October 2015 to 02 October 2015;

phone 07852322605 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fair Oak Farm - A perfect rural retreat, Mayfield, Sussex, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Sussex & Kent.

A collection of holiday cottages and eco-friendly treehouses nestled amongst 12 acres of stunning countryside in the Wealden valley in Sussex.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £420 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01435 884122 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Shed, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Midlands.

Scandinavian style log cabin with a large open plan lounge, private patio and garden area, situated in a small village close to the owner's B&B and surrounded by beautiful Lincolnshire countryside on the edge of the gorgeous Lincolnshire Wolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £340 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 04 July 2015 to 11 July 2015; from 18 July 2015 to 27 August 2015;

phone 01673 857927 emailClick here to email owner more info >

West Pitt Farm Cottage, Tiverton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Award-Winning Barn Conversion, West Country.

One bedroom farm cottage with woodburner and fantastic south facing terrace with stunning views, ideal for two with impressive views over the Culm Valley, part of West Pitt Farm Cottages where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room, tennis court and fishing lakes.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor pool, close to the cottage), tennis court, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £195 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 July 2015 to 14 August 2015; from 29 February 2016 to 01 March 2016;

phone 01884 820296 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beechtree Cottages, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

A collection of 4 star rated and gold award winning holiday cottages surrounded by unspoilt countryside, just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, family-friendly and dog-friendly accommodation.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £310 to £720 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 03 July 2015 to 06 July 2015;

phone 015242 41828 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Secluded Meadow Byre, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Lavishly converted stone farm dairy in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, forest walks available from your barn door, an abundance of wildlife, spot the wild boar in the surrounding woodlands, pet-friendly with wood burning stove, under-floor heating and private courtyard.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £691 to £1330 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 04 July 2015 to 06 July 2015; from 12 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 22 July 2015 to 31 July 2015;

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Mill, Braunston, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

3 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Windmill, Shakespeare Country.

Fantastic 3 bedroom holiday windmill with private garden and outdoor hot tub, this is a unique and special holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £0 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 19 July 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 30 August 2015 to 31 August 2015; from 03 September 2015 to 04 September 2015;

phone 01788220178 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Great Maplestead, Essex, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Anglia.

High quality one bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic garden and a fantastic rural setting close to naturally beautiful countryside near Castle Hedingham in Essex, with a king-size bed this is an ideal property for a tranquil romantic break.

Price range from £222 to £598.50 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ranby Hill Barn, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

6 bedroom Brick-Built Converted Barn, East Anglia.

Fabulous high quality large converted barn with exposed beams and light and airy interior, sleeping up to 12 family or friends in pet-friendly accommodation, with panoramic views out over the Lincolnshire countryside and an outdoor hot tub and games room with pool table, this is a fantastic place to keep large groups entertained.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1050 to £2995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lovejoys, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, East Anglia.

Unique Essex holiday home for two which with a king-size bed and exposed wooden beams and a location within the parklands of Belchamp Hall is ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £399 to £659 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old School Cottage, Great Hockham, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Thetford Forest.

Pretty 2 bedroom stone-built country cottage with south-facing lawned garden and period features, close to a number of nature reserves and around half an hour's drive from Thetford Forest.

Price range from £350 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01953 498277 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stapledon Lodge Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England , East Anstey, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Attractive light and bright 1 bedroom holiday apartment with one romantic bedroom with a king-size bed, situated close to Exmoor National Park.

Price range from £272 to £598 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hoste Barn, Swanton Abbott, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Norfolk Broads.

Beautifully restored holiday barn conversion with a 50ft vaulted timber framed roof and high quality interior, both dog and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £710 to £1034 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 Star Gold Award ETB)

phone 01692 538 224 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Apple Loft & Acanthus Cottage, Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Apartment, Midlands.

Two delightful 4 star rated holiday homes in Shakespeare's Country which share almost one acre of pretty gardens.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star ETC)

phone 01789 205 889 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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